4 Ways You Can Have A Budget-Friendly Summer

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Summer is my favorite time of the year—and not just because my birthday falls right in the middle of it. The good weather that comes with the endless “summer daze” means more outside events and, with that, endless possibilities for good times.

This will be my first summer in New York City, as well as my first summer as a freelancer. In order to keep up with my loan payments/survive New York, I have to be extra conscious about my spending.

With that in mind, I made a few “suggestions” to myself that I encourage you to follow for a budget-friendly summer.…

Cheap, Easy Ways To Have Fun This Summer

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This past week was my county’s annual farm fair. Some city folk may not understand its significance, but it’s a pretty big deal where I grew up—heck, everyone across the county comes!

At the fair, people learn about farming, its significance, and where it’s going. But that’s not all. There are carnival rides, as well as competitions and games. Small businesses and charities even show up—and often give away free things! It’s a cheap, fun time with friends or a date.

This got me thinking about other ways to have summer fun while saving money. Here are a few free or cheap options, so you won’t break the bank.…